Always Be With You (常在你左右) Movie Review

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Always Be With You (常在你左右) Movie Review | by tiffanyyong.com

Recommended Audience: Fans of Louis Koo 古天乐, Julian Cheung 张智霖, Charlene Choi 蔡卓妍, Charmaine Sheh 佘诗曼, Gordon Lam 林家栋, Helena Law Lan 罗兰, Herman Yau 邱礼涛 and horror/thriller movie fans

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Always Be With You (常在你左右) Movie Synopsis

David (Julian Cheung) was drunk and lost control of his car to the opposite lane. The off-duty police officer, Sam (Louis Koo) and his wife Ah Si (Charmaine Sheh), were able to avoid the collision and kept safe by switching their steering wheel immediately. David’s car smashed Patrick’s car on the opposite lane eventually and Patrick was killed. Ms Xiao Hung, after breaking up with her boyfriend, committed suicide by jumping off a building and hit exactly on top of Patrick’s car.
always be with you Gordon lamThe crematorium worker, Zhi Qiang (Gordon Lam), steals a pair of 24k gold bracelets from funerary objects for paying his debts. Patrick’s wife, Yu Xin (Charlene Choi), would like to fulfil her husband’s last wish in running the vacation house. However, a series of strange cases keeps on happening in the house. Jamie’s vinyl keeps appearing at Sam and Ah Si’s apartment even though they have thrown it away a few times. Those people who were involved in the car accident are tied to strange events.

Always Be With You (常在你左右) Viewer Rating: 3/5 ***

Always Be With You (常在你左右) Movie Review:

Anyone remember the classic horror stories from Herman Yau called the “Troublesome Night” (阴阳路)? Well, I’ve almost forgotten about it until I watched this movie. Watching Helena Law Lan on big screen brought back some nostalgic terror that made the kiddo in me flinch, even though the adult me knows that she’s just an actress doing a horror film. Always Be With You Luo LanThe movie consist of 4 different stories, and the characters’ fate are oddly intertwined due to a morbid accident. The director threw in several genres into the morbid film, from horror to comedy and then drama. It felt as if he was trying to alleviate some tension after the first 20 minutes of scariness.

Always Be With You Louis KooThe most memorable one would be Louis Koo’s and Charmaine Sheh’s story, as it was more touching than scary. The loving husband who seem to have a secret that he couldn’t bring himself to let his wife know. The scene where Sam (Louis Koo) cried about the uncooked rice was meant as a tip of the hat to the 1999 film ‘Bullets Over Summer’ (爆裂刑警) film where Helena Law and Louis Koo acted in.

Always Be With You Gordon Lam 2Gordon Lam as Zhi Qiang, a crematorium worker who steal jewellery from the dead is the scariest story. On hindsight, I wasn’t really scared because of the horror elements but the context where he’s doing something disrespectful out of greed that made me foresee and fear the retribution that will be coming.

Always Be With You Julian Cheung Charlene ChoiJulian Cheung and Charlene Choi gave a very unique performance which made it almost amusing, having a BnB hotel which attracted suicidal guests. The scare factor might not be strong enough for people who are looking for ‘Blair Witch’-standard horror, but those who like watching Asian classics ‘Troublesome Night’ will definitely enjoy this movie, and perhaps want to re-watch some of the decade old films.

Do You Know?

Always Be With You Gordon Lam“Always Be With You” is Herman Yau’s 21st and also the last film to his classic horror series “Troublesome Night” (阴阳路). It was also a tribute film that marked the 20th anniversary to the series which started in 1997. Out of the past 20 horror film series, Louis Koo acted in 7 of them while Luo Lan acted in 16 of them.

Always Be With You Charmaine ShehThis is the first time Charmaine Sheh acted in a horror film, and she revealed that the scary part wasn’t during filming, but when she read the script, as she did some homework and watched some horror films.

Always Be With You Julian Cheung Charlene ChoiJulian Cheung also said that it was his first time acting as a psychotic killer, and to make it more realistic, he gained weight to fit the role of a taxi driver and added dark eye circles to make himself a little more horrifying. Charlene Choi who acted alongside him shared how while his character was scary, the filming process was always full of laughter and that Julian Cheung keep trying to matchmake for her on set.

Triumph-in-the-Skies-movie-LCThis is the third time Louis Koo and Charmaine Sheh worked together after Triumph in the Skies (冲上云霄) and Line Walker (使徒行者). Same for Louis Koo and Julian Cheung who also starred in Triumph in the Skies and S Storm (S风暴).

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Always Be With You (常在你左右) is out in cinemas on 2 November 2017.

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On October 30, 2017

15 Responses to Always Be With You (常在你左右) Movie Review

  1. fasetto says:

    This movie looks so intense and intriguing! I will totally check it out!

  2. chewoutloud says:

    Wow, this looks so melodramatic and like it has some interesting enough storylines to make it entertaining to watch.

  3. Kelley says:

    That seems like A LOT to follow but I LOVE horror and suspense. I really want to check this one out.

  4. alainamonster says:

    The fact that the story has 4 different narratives makes it sound like something I’d love to see. I love more than one narrative because it gives more then one point of view.

  5. RaNesha W says:

    4 different narratives in one film is a lot to follow. But I wouldlove to see the film a lot of supense.

  6. Jack bransson says:

    ‘I’m not really into the Japanese movies but think this movie is good and worth a watch even tho i haven’t watched it yet but i think i will add it to the movie collection for the next friday!

  7. Misty Eilar says:

    My husband loves asian films, especially ones about murder, godzilla, and fighting.

  8. Ana Vukosavljevic says:

    My brother is crazy about asian movies! I need to show him this one, I think he would like it 😀

  9. Ant @ OurCookery.com says:

    Though this isn’t my genre…the pic you showed of them getting ready to saw off a leg is intense!

  10. Marie Torro says:

    I love your review – it’s very detailed! But, I’m always too scared of watching horror movies!

  11. brigettedanielle says:

    I have never heard of this movie until now and I see why lol. I am terrified of scary movies! The trailer and photos have me shaken already lol

  12. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says:

    I am not that brave when it comes to watching horror movies but this is definitely a must see. The storyline is quite intriguing and I’m sure it’s worth it.

  13. Corinne and Kirsty says:

    How everything happens looks like a massive coincidence and loads of people being in the wrong place at the wrong time. So intriguing! 4 narratives intertwined. Too bad it is not that scary.

  14. Maria says:

    I really appreciate how the story is actually 4 different narratives that end up being intertwined at the end. Even though it’s not an incredible movie I think that it’s satisfactory and it does entertain you for a while.
    I’m sorry for being so specific, but I’m a films student and I love asian cinema.

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